Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West

The objective of the Diagnostic Radiology residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s (MSSL) and Mount Sinai West (MSW) is to train well-rounded, highly competent radiologists. We pride ourselves on maintaining a culture that promotes diversity, intellectual curiosity, and cohesiveness. Our residency training program offers a comprehensive curriculum with equal emphasis on formal teaching, informal education, and practical experience, with exposure to subspecialty training and research throughout the four years of residency. Learning opportunities involve cases from a diverse group of outpatient and inpatient hospital settings on the West Side of Manhattan, as well as educational opportunities at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and the Mount Sinai Hospital, and include relevant clinical and inpatient ward rotations. All of our affiliate medical centers provide access to new, state-of-the-art imaging equipment.

As a resident at Mount Sinai West, you will spend four-week structured rotations that establish a strong core radiology foundation by the end of the first year. By the latter half of the first year, you will do integrated attending-supervised calls. We have structured the first three years to expose you to all subspecialties prior to the core exam. We incorporate didactics on a weekly basis in the form of interdisciplinary conference, formal lectures, journal club, and Grand Rounds. We also offer a funded month-long core exam prep course during PGY-4 at the American Institute of Radiologic pathology. During senior year, you can tailor your schedule with rotation electives that fit your academic and career goals and you can also attend an outside educational meeting. Our program also provides support for research and volunteering projects. Our program is an ESIR designated residency program.

We will be accepting 11 residents for the class of 2023.

We accept applicants through the Electronic Residency Application Service and offer all of our residency positions through the National Residency Matching Program. Submit your application between September 1 and November 1. In addition to the standard form, please attach the following to your online application:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Medical school transcript
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination scores
  • Dean’s letter

Important aspects of the selection process also include significant research, volunteer, and leadership experiences. Applicants should obtain recommendation letters from faculty they have worked with closely. We do not have a minimum USMLE score requirement and well-rounded applicants are encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions about the application process or program, please contact Program Coordinator Keith Maynard.

As a resident at Mount Sinai, you enjoy access to a variety of benefits including:

  • Convenient Manhattan location of our subsidized housing across from Mount Sinai West, walking distance from Central Park, Hudson River Park, Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, and Hell’s Kitchen.
  • Participation in the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) where residents receive discounts, monetary compensation for the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 3, food stipends, and many additional benefits.
  • Parking and transportation discounts, free training courses and lectures, wellness classes, and affordable cultural event tickets.

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Providing care to patients begins with caring for oneself. MSSLW takes pride in resident
wellness. A committee of dedicated peers and faculty members are devoted to serving a
multitude of wellness goals. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Faculty mentorship program
  • Protected trainee educational time
  • Mental health resources
  • Leave and coverage time
  • Variety of resident benefits
  • Wellness incorporated into residency curriculum

As a resident, you have the opportunity to participate in a variety of academic opportunities, including:

  • Didactic sessions including Grand Rounds, journal club, interdisciplinary rounds, and conferences.
  • Involvement with research projects resulting in posters, presentations, and article publications. The residency program sponsors attendance at national and local research conferences.
  • Performing research rotations, working with faculty members as primary research investigators.
  • Use of the libraries at the St. Luke’s and West Hospitals, as well as the NYU library and Levy Library at Mount Sinai Hospital. You also have access to the Levy online library.
  • Access to a shared radiology drive on-site, which allows distribution of lecture material, books, and other resources.
  • Coverage of three hospitals in Manhattan: Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital (a regional trauma center) in Northern Manhattan/Harlem, Mount Sinai West (a multi-subspecialty hospital) in the Midtown West/Upper West Side, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel in the East Village, as well as a number of outpatient imaging centers.
  • In depth exposure to interventional radiology through rotation experience.
  • Competitive salary with yearly educational stipend. 
  • Residency sponsored 4 week American Institute for Radiology Pathology (AIRP) course and a physics review course. 
  • In-house moonlighting opportunities.

Burton P. Drayer, MD (System Chair)
Charles M. and Marilyn Newman Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology
Chief Executive Officer of the Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice
Dean for Clinical Affairs at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Past President, RSNA and ASNR
Board of Directors, RSNA

Alexander Kagen, MD (Site Chair)
Site Chair, Department of Radiology, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt
Associate Professor of Radiology, Chief of Body Imaging and Director of Body MRI at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt and Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Amita Kamath, MD MPH (Program Director)
Program Director, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt Radiology Residency (MSSLW)
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Body Imaging at Mount Sinai St. Lukes Roosevelt and the Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency Selection Committee

Stephen Zink, MD
Assistant Program Director, Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt Radiology Residency (MSSLW)
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Body Imaging at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt and Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

Keith Maynard
Program Coordinator

Class of 2021

John Ball
Undergraduate: University of Mississippi
Medical School: University of Mississippi Medical Center

Jonathan Gromis
Undergraduate: University of California Los Angeles
Medical School: New York Medical College

Jhanna Moore
Undergraduate: The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education – CUNY
Medical School: Albany Medical School

Jacxelyn Moran
Undergraduate: University of Texas – Austin
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Class of 2020

Drew Gunio
Undergraduate: University of Georgia
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Shane Keogh
Undergraduate: University at Albany, SUNY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Arkadiy Kheyfits
Undergraduate: CUNY Hunter College
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Harlem Campus

Cierra McNair
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine

Cherisse Wada
Undergraduate: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Medical School: University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine

Class of 2019

Kishore Chundru
Undergraduate: Tufts University
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Musculoskeletal Imaging, Cleveland Clinic

Linda Du
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Charles Hua
Undergraduate: University of Hawaii
Medical School: University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine

Samuel Jun
Undergraduate: SUNY Binghamton University
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Anik Patel
Undergraduate: University of California – Davis
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences – Pomona
Fellowship: Musculoskeletal Imaging, University of California at Irvine

Luis Perez
Undergraduate: University of Puerto Rico
Medical School: Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine

Sagar Shah
Undergraduate: Villanova University
Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Imaging, University of Pennsylvania

Class of 2018
Sumeet Bahl
Undergraduate: Emory University
Medical School:L St. George’s University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Vascular Interventional, Mount Sinai Hospital

John Choi
Undergraduate: Cornell University
Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine
Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology, Boston Children’s Hospital

David Gorovoy
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
Medical School: University at Buffalo School of Medicine
Fellowship: Neuroradiology, Mount Sinai Hospital

Alicia Huang – CHIEF RESIDENT
Undergraduate: Duke University
Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Fellowship: Neuroradiology, Weill Cornell

Alexandra Roudenko – CHIEF RESIDENT
Undergraduate: Barnard College
Medical School: New York University Medical School
Fellowship: Body Imaging, Weill Cornell

Anjali Shah
Undergraduate: Carnegie Mellon University
Medical School: New York Medical college
Fellowship: Breast/Body Imaging, Weill Cornell

Daniel Yoon
Undergraduate: Ohio State University
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine
Fellowship: Musculoskeletal Imaging, University of Chicago

ALUMNI RESIDENTS

Class of 2017

Hanna Eng – Musculoskeletal/Neuroradiology, Thomas Jefferson University
Nii Koney – Vascular Interventional, University of California Los Angeles
Soran Mahmood – Musculoskeletal/MRI, Baylor University Medical Center
Arie Neymotin – Emergency Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine
MaryAnn Ro – Neuroradiology, University of Colorado
Leyla Yazdi – Musculoskeletal, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Class of 2016

Karen Chen – Neuroradiology, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Jennifer Choi – Breast Imaging, University of Southern California
Robert Hang – Musculoskeletal, Yale School of Medicine
Bo Li –Breast Imaging, Stanford Medicine
Mustafa Syed – Vascular Interventional, Mount Sinai Hospital
Lilly Zhang – Post-doctorate Fellow, Neuroradiology, University of California – San Francisco

Class of 2015

Sam Altman – Breast Imaging, Weill Cornell
Michael Chung – Thoracic Radiology, University of Maryland Medical Center
James Park – Breast Imaging, Northwestern University
Sagar Patel – Neuroradiology, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Digvijay Singh – Vascular Interventional, Emory University School of Medicine
Vikash Singh – Musculoskeletal, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Michael Starc – Neuroradiology, Weill Cornell
Matthew Teng – Musculoskeletal, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine

Our residents perform and share research regularly.

Read recent selected resident publications and presentations at national meetings.